Costs and payment

The total cost of a Calvin education includes direct costs (tuition and fees) and indirect costs (books, transportation, etc.). While every student's actual costs will vary, the following figures should provide a helpful, general guideline.


Costs & Aid 2018-2019

  • Tuition $34,600
  • Room and board (21 meal plan included) $10,200
  • Books and supplies *$1,200
  • Personal living expenses *$1,500
  • Transportation *$500–$2,400
  • Students receiving financial aid 99%
  • Average financial aid package $24,000
  • Total aid distributed $78 million

*Estimated costs

For more information, visit Financial Services »

Please note that students are required to live in residence halls on campus or at home for the first two years following high school. Alternative housing options are available for students who have been out of high school for two or more years. Explore housing options on Calvin's Residence Life website.

Payment plan

Pay your college expenses at Financial Services ». College costs are billed in eight payment periods scheduled throughout the school year (at no additional charge):

First semester
  • September 1
  • October 1
  • November 1
  • December 1
Second semester
  • January 5
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 1